THE second edition of Cuti-Cuti 1Malaysia (CC1M) Night Tourism Fair from today to Sunday is expected to attract 70,000 visitors, an increase of more than 16 per cent over last year’s figure of some 60,000 visitors. Event such as this is usually held at I-City for reasons not known to many. I-City is actually a half past six venue for any tourism events and will downgrade the status to a provincial one.
Tourism Malaysia said domestic travel packages worth RM218,024.82 were sold at last year’s fair which attracted 66 exhibitors, including travel agencies and tour operators. This year, 68 exhibitors comprising travel agencies, tour operators, hospitality organisations, transport-related companies and other travel-related organisations will take part.
There will also be a Selangor Homestay Carnival showcasing a variety of products and packages. Operators in Selangor will also give demonstrations of traditional craft-making and hold cultural performances. Side activities include entertainment shows featuring local artistes, cultural performances, colouring contest, caricature drawing, sand art painting and quizzes.
The aim is to promote domestic tourism products while empowering the domestic tourism fraternity to sell and promote Cuti-Cuti 1Malaysia directly to the public.
The event will be open to the public from 5pm to midnight.